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New London in New London County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

City of New London

Connecticut

 
 
City of New London Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2011
1. City of New London Marker
Inscription.
Founded
May 6, 1646
John Winthrop, the younger
6th Governor of Cennecticut

Incorporated
January 8, 1784
Act of the General Assembly
meeting in New Haven

“Meeting House Green”
Public meetings were held at the Congregational Church near this site between the city’s founding and incorporation. New London and New Haven were incorporated as Connecticut’s first cities. In 1784 Richard Law was chosen as first mayor and served twenty-two years.

Bicentennial Celebration
January 8, 1984
Donated by Frank Loomis Palmer Fund

 
Erected 1984.
 
Location. 41° 21.513′ N, 72° 6.048′ W. Marker is in New London, Connecticut, in New London County. Marker is at the intersection of Hempstead Street and Bulkeley Place, on the right when traveling north on Hempstead Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: New London CT 06320, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Winthrop (here, next to this marker); Jonathan Brooks Tomb   1786 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hempstead Historic District (about 600 feet away); Williams Memorial Park
City of New London Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2011
2. City of New London Marker
(about 600 feet away); 21st Regt. Conn. Vol. (about 600 feet away); New London War Dead (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nathan Hale (approx. 0.2 miles away); New London War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New London.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
City of New London Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2011
3. City of New London Marker
A statue of Connecticut Governor John Winthrop can be seen behind the marker.
 
 
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